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Being a member of the Craftsman’s Guild challenged me and my studio to continue to improve and set high standards of craftsmanship. The wood workers, potters, weavers, could all achieve a very fine finish in their work. It was imperative that the work that Pearl River Glass Studio presented at Chimneyville Craft Show and at the Crafts Center was equal to the excellence others were achieving. This has been a lasting influence.
The friendships and memories fostered by my relationship with Guild members are incalculable in their meaning to my life. Being honored for Lifetime Achievement Award is as much a validation of the success of the Craftsman’s Guild of Mississippi as my own accomplishments.